By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Leda Hubbard, a forensic pathologist, will get the task of her desires while an old-fashioned good friend hires her to gather and authenticate the DNA of the recognized Cleopatra. It’s all nice enjoyable for Leda till, in the course of an enormous catastrophe, her colourful dad, the dig’s defense professional, is killed by means of a gaggle attempting to hijack the valuable fabric for a “blend,” a strategy during which the queen’s DNA is used to import her thoughts, character, and personality features to a brand new host. They screw up, notwithstanding, and get Leda’s dad’s DNA as an alternative. to maintain the queen from going to the murderers, Leda blends with Cleopatra herself, studying much more approximately Egypt than she ever desired to know.
“ A brilliant, occasionally funny, usually darkish, yet continually cutting edge speculative fiction. . . Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is usually a deal with to learn yet with this novel, she takes readers the place no
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Chimera nodded, and Leda headed for the all-night breakfast place where she and her dad sometimes met when he was in town. While they were at breakfast, she thought of one more thing she wanted. "Look, I would feel better about this situation if I could have the backup I needed. You say I'll be alone, and I don't much like that kind of odds so . " Chimera's slightly raised brows were the only indication of concern about the further qualifications. "Don't worry. No queens this time. But as you may know, my dad is a semiretired cop.
You mean, you didn't just do this to yourself? You've . . uh . . already blended others? " "Those wishing to undergo the process are sworn to secrecy. " "Good advertising strategy. Nothing to get the word spread like telling everybody to keep their mouth shut. " "I'm flattered, but it's been a long time since we've seen each other. " "Your interest in Egypt, of course. " Leda nearly hit the roof of her car. "Really? But . . " "You are already an expert in DNA extraction and fingerprinting. These are the main professional skills we require.
And while here, our time was not our own until a moment ago. However, we were told that you had arrived. " "Oh yes, we are both here," her friend answered. Leda looked around. " "Right. " The person tapped himself or herself on the chest. The brown eyes twinkled at Leda's confusion. "We are sorry, old friend. It is not fair to tease you this way. " "I could drive us to dinner somewhere," Leda offered. " She half expected her friend to whip out a cell phone and call a third person and end her confusion, but instead, a black silk clad arm linked with hers, and they walked toward the parking lot.